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Great Ashby play areas under threat North Herts Council is looking at closing 14 childrens’ play areas across the district and spending minimal amounts on maintaining 11 others. Four of the sites listed for closure and four that will have “limited investment” are in Great Ashby. The local play areas that the council wants to close are: ● Merrick Close ● Cleveland Way ● The Chilterns ● Fairfield Crescent The Great Ashby sites that will remain open for the time being but with minimal spending on maintenance are: ● Quantock Close ● Foyle Close ● Snowdonia Way ● Mendip Way It is likely that the Community Council will be asked if they want to take over these play areas. Let us know what you think.
Fiasco on gritting of local roads The council had agreed new criteria for the roads gritted but then failed to select the roads correctly. They also failed to tell the contractor who does the work of the changes in time for them to be introduced by the start of the gritting season. They have now said that the changes will not be introduced until next winter.
The County Council has been forced to scrap plans to cut the roads gritted in cold weather
POT HOLE CLAIMS IN HERTS RISE BY 38%
Savings on rubbish collection North Herts Council is planning to operate a joint rubbish and recycling collection service with East Herts Council. This should make no difference to the service, but could save £400,000 a year.
Conservatives break £10billion NHS promise Lib Dem Councillor Terry Tyler has accused the Government of “Half truths and less than half the cash,” after it emerged that the Government is giving less than half of the £10bn it pledged to the NHS before last year’s General Election.
Steve Jarvis added, “The NHS must be funded properly.” “With winter on its way our NHS is heading for a crisis.
Parliament’s own Health Committee has said that, far from the £10bn promised. The actual figure is closer to £4.5bn.
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